French Road Works and Public Transport Investments
A detailed analysis of public highways and urban public transport investments over the period 1984-88, in sixteen French cities, has enabled us to conclude that these expenditures are...

Infrastructure Planning for Private Sector Investment
To minimize the use of public resources for infrastructure development, major works are being initiated in Latin America with studies designed to attract capital investment from the private...

Sensitivity Analysis of Financial Forecasts for MBTA Infrastructure Investment Program
This paper describes a financial analysis methodology and model developed for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which provides comprehensive projections of the relationships...

Application of the Maglev System in Germany
After the unification of Germany in 1991, the Federal Government decided to investigate Maglev links between the old and new Federal States to cope with the considerable increase of East-West...

Assessing the True Value of Flood Control Reservoirs: The Experience of Folsom Dam in the February 1986 Flood
Over the last 40 years considerable public investments have been made in large flood control storage reservoirs throughout the U.S. and internationally. These projects were typically designed...

Canadian Pavement Management Systems
A large portion of the investment in Canada's road system is in pavement structures. In the 1960's a coordinated national effort toward protecting the investment, through good pavement...

GIS and Cost-Effectiveness of Investment Decisions
This paper describes the use of GIS as a tool for transport planners in a form that can be described as a computer-aided decision support system (DSS) process. The main aim of this process...

Programme Management in Highway Region
In the beginning of the 1990's FinnRA suggested decreasing resources for the Lapland highway district whereas the district felt that such a policy would have very harmful long term effects....

Foreign Investment in Latin America: A Second Look
It has become common to hear that Latin America has emerged from the lost decade of the 1980s, a period when virtually every country in the region suffered from high debt, high inflation...

A Nationwide Survey of Civil Engineering-Related R&D
Prepared by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. Sponsored by CERF and the National Science Foundation, with technical support from Aspen Systems Corporation. ...

Major Public Transportation Investments as Development Projects: Old Colony Railroad
In 1988, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and construction (EOTC) developed a set of guidelines for traffic studies in conjunction with the state's environmental review...

The Monitoring of Water Conservation Behavior and Attitudes in Southern California
Seldom are the effects of public information programs monitored and analyzed in a sound, systematic manner. Information on the impact of investments in public information programs is essential:...

Container Terminal Planning: 2001
This paper highlights the technical, yet practical planning process and operations research methodologies used by the country's largest containership company to guide 21st Century container...

A Competitive Framework for Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Port Improvements
This paper presents an economic model for analyzing the benefits and optimal timing of port capacity increases. The model is presented through a case study of the Port of Ningbo, along...

How Water and Sewer Agencies Can Leverage Their Investment in AM/FM/GIS
Water and sewer agencies are constantly seeking ways to operate more efficiently, provide higher levels of service, and manage the risks associated with maintaining their infrastructure...

Impacts of Sea-Level Rise in Developing Countries
Impending and ongoing impacts of sea-level rise in developing countries is being recognized increasingly because a variety of national and international efforts are beginning to document...

Fair Market Value vs. Net Investment
Among the 300 some hydro stations coming up for relicensing in the 1990s, some of them will certainly be taken over by the federal government or by competing license applicants. Under...

Fair Value, Net Investment and Relicensing
The Federal Power Act ('Act') requires that a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ('FERC') license receive only 'net investment'...

Total Quality Planning
When it comes to major unit maintenance, 'total quality results' require an investment in 'total quality planning.' The successful replacement...

Canal Models and You
Unsteady canal simulation models require serious investments of time and personnel. The reasons for deciding to invest in a model, as well as reasons to not invest, are discussed. Canal...

 

 

 

 

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